Leaf removal questions

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Northeastbama, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. Northeastbama

    Northeastbama LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    First year doing leaves : was wondering what is the best way and tools? We have backpack blowers , but I'm looking for someone to explain what else we could get .. I see funnels, billy goat blowers etc mentioned... I've rigged one of our trailers up to empty leaves into just wondering what some of your ideas are... Thanks , you'll
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  2. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 6,309

    I like the big push blowers. I usually either blow them or bag with the mower into a big pile and suck em up with the leaf loader into the truck... or blow/ bag with mower and dump in woods.
  3. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,696

    Check out some of the leaf rig pics on other threads. We use backpacks, wheeled blower, leaf plow, leaf loader, etc...
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  4. bayfish

    bayfish LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 641

    We use backpack blowers and tarps. We haul them in a dump trailer or a one ton 6 wheel dump. Nothing worse than manually loading leaves and then manually having to unload them.
    I've considered getting a leaf loader, but I figure it's just something else that will sit around the shop for 10 months out of the year. We use a bagging mower also.
  5. W&Wlawncare

    W&Wlawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    For your setup getting some large tarps (bigger is better) would be ideal. Blow all the leaves to one central location, then load onto tarp with rakes. Then drag the tarp to trailer or on site dumping location and repeat until all leaves are gone... Or mulching leaves works well too. Forget it though if there's already a carpet of leaves on the yard
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  6. RedSox4Life

    RedSox4Life LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 1,754

    Jrco leaf plow. Never pull another tarp.
  7. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,696

    Love the leaf plow. Been seeing more and more of them this past year.
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  8. M&A Property Maintenance

    M&A Property Maintenance LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    It"s my first year with the leaf plow after last year we had a little fire on the deck. Well worth the payup
  9. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,696

    There's a youtube video of a guy who built his own. Its a nice setup. Very heavy duty and moves a bunch of leaves.
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  10. TheLugNutZ

    TheLugNutZ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    Lol I just googled leaf plow and it was the 1st result. Even have a shout out to lawnsite!
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